India’s state-run airline Air India has cancelled 76 flights on the second day of strike action by its employees in protest against a gagging order after Saturday’s fatal air crash.
Flights from large parts of Europe were set to resume on Tuesday under a deal to free up airspace closed by a huge ash cloud, but strengthened eruptions from an Icelandic volcano threatened to unravel the plans.
British air traffic controllers warned a new ash cloud was headed for major air routes, prompting British Airways to cancel its short-haul flights, while several countries either closed airports anew or curtailed use of their airspace.
The stolen identities allegedly used in the assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh are still valid documents for the purposes of conducting business online in Australia, an iTnews special investigation revealed.
Our investigation has revealed that the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) has either failed to cancel the stolen passport credentials of the three Australian citizens used in the attack, or has failed to update the My Passport database used by some Australian financial institutions to verify the identity of new customers.